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Good: Couldn't be more intuitive to use.
Bad: Loud motor noise renders the audio of all recordings useless. Don't expect customer care from Sony.
Comment: Got one for Christmas.
Was immediately impressed by how easy to pick up and use this camera is. Perfect for slipping in your pocket and pulling out and shooting within seconds.
BUT as soon as I played back any clips I'd made, there is a constant loud motor noise on all recordings.
Seems obvious to me that the poorly configured on-board mic is recording the internal sound of the constantly (and slowly) auto focusing lens motor.
Took it back to Jessops.
Because it had been bought before Christmas I didn't qualify for there spurious 30 day returns policy and would have to be sent to Sony for repair. So off to Sony it went. Got a call from Jessops 3 weeks later to pick up camera.
The note with the camera said there was no fault. (i was basically lying.)
I demanded they send it back have Sony test properly.
Picked it back up yesterday. Again note read 'no fault'.
Took it home. Same rubbish noise on all recordings. (in all light conditions)
So I'm stuck with a useless camera as Sony seems to operate a strict denial of responsibility policy when it comes to what must surely be an inherent design fault of their product.
Won't be buying Sony (or Jessops) again in a hurry.
Good: size and quality if photos x viedios
Bad: not easy to transfer from comp to dvd or cd.! and also you can`t see what you`r vedioing when you`r on hols etc!!
Comment: the price was good,i went to currys and aked the assistant for the best,easy and compact camcorder and he suggested this one,but it`s a pain to download to cd or dvd,also you can`t see what you`r veidioing when you`r out and about co`s there isn`t any eye focus in it..i might be doing it wrong!!!
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